#dVerse – MTB – Tanaga

#dVerse – MTB – Tanaga Poetry

Frank Hosts dVerse with a form called Tanaga.


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Family of ducks just landing
Spring, darling little ducklings
Mother duck, checking counting
Would she know, one was missing

The tanaga form is part of an oral tradition going back to the early 16th century.  It comes in stanzas of four lines with seven syllables per line. It often rhymes, even rhyming each line of a stanza on the same rhyme sound, but it can have variable rhyme patterns. It can also have more than one stanza.

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